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The Historical Gift Guide: 15 of the Greatest Gifts in the History of Presents

Do you have a pal who always leaves you scratching your head when it comes to gifts? Perhaps something in our Historical Gift Guide will sound like the perfect present for the person in your life who has everything—everything except a 69-carat diamond, an eagle made of beer can tabs, and fire. 1. For Friends Abroad: [...]

A Writer Grows in Brooklyn – part 2

Yesterday, you were shocked to learn how many amazing writers once called Brooklyn ‘home.’ (You were shocked, weren’t you?) Today, we’ll take a closer look at some of those writers and learn some odd facts about them. For instance, most people say Truman Capote formally established the non-fiction novel in 1965 with In Cold Blood. Cold [...]

A Still Life In Her Own Style: Frances Hodgkins

We’re kicking off the new season of “Feel Art Again” with some talented female artists, since our archive is a little lacking on the female front. Today’s artist is Frances Mary Hodgkins (1869-1947), “one of New Zealand’s most loved and critically-acclaimed artists.” 1. Although Frances Hodgkins first exhibited in 1890, when she was only 21, Hodgkins [...]